Both of you guys have made good posts here (I'm not a fan of Shakespeare, but in using him as an example, you make a really compelling point that changes my view). I can admit when I'm wrong. And of course he deserves more than a fucking cracker jack whistle. Bob Dylan is one of biggest stand-alone icons there is. So, I'm not standing firm on my original ground. But I don't subscribe to the "cult of the book." I wasn't implying that, and if I did, I didn't mean to. I take back what I said about it not being literature. Sure, it's literature. And yes, it was some of the most influential literature of our time. So yeah, okay, give him an award, and not a whistle - a Nobel Prize. Happy?